Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go. . .

For those of us who are old enough to remember when life was groovy, you might recall a poem that began something like this: “You are a Child of the Universe . . .”  –  And from there it vortexed into psychedelic philosophy.  Once reading the poem, many were inspired to eat mushrooms, make daisy chains, and love the one they were with. 

Well, I might have been born in the 60’s, but I am a Child of the 80’s.  I am stuck.  I feel ungroomed unless my hair is big.  I feel invisible without thick eyebrows.  I can program a VCR. 

However, I have been trying to crawl out of my time warp, and now my hard work is paying off.  As a result, I am able to disdain shoulder pads, three-color eyeshadow, and Wham!  But leaving the 80’s behind means more than stopping the insanity.  It means entering the new millenium.  It means, in short, living the 70’s all over again and calling it “retro”.  It means living the 70’s all over again, except, this time, with technology.  Picture Greg Brady with an ipod hung up in his frisbee-shaped hair.

I will never go back to the 70’s.  I learned my lesson the first time.  

However, I have been trying to co-exist with technology.   It’s not been easy. . .  especially with no children or grandchildren to teach me how to program numbers into my cell phone.

Yes, I do have a cell phone even though I never turn it on.  I have not progressed far enough into the new millenium for me to enjoy chatting long distance while using the bathroom in Dillards.  (“Hold on, I’ve got to flush,” will never pass my lips in public.) 

I also have a cd player.  I have a digital camera.  I have a laptop.  I have a 3 in 1 printer.  Or, I should say a 2 in 1.  I can’t get the scanner to work.  It could be me.  It could be the printer.  I had bought it at a yard sale for 20 bucks.  

So now I am forced to go to Wal-mart for all my scanning needs.  Soon I will have all my old photos transferred into my computer.  And all my parents’ old photos.  That should be good for a laugh . . .

So the next time you read my blog, I should have something slightly embarrassing to show you.

 Until then, happy programming . . .

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24 Responses to Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go. . .

  1. Sabrina says:

    I remember those days!! Born in the last 50’s, and child of the 70’s. I wouldn’t want to go back either. But you have to admit there was better music then. 70’s and 80’s… Cant’t wait to get your book, it should be here tomorrow. Sabrina

  2. thea says:

    Oh, boy, I so agree with you. I miss the European exports in music. Now some of the songs sound, for the most part, like bored frats singing in front of the tv in their boxers…monotone, about self-absorbed girls, and half-lit.

    And I really hope you enjoy the book! :)

  3. Pepper Smith says:

    Is it just me, or does it seem that the cover image on the Xlibris site sucked the color out of your artwork?

    Ordered a copy. It will arrive…um…at an indeterminate future date. Hopefully in the next couple of weeks. Depends on if they really mean it’ll take them 10-15 days to print and then ship.

  4. thea says:

    I asked the graphic artists to alter the printed cover so that it’s not so red. I wanted the title to stand out more. Plus, since it’s debuting in Little Rock the day after Thanksgivng, I didn’t want people to fixate on the red and green color scheme… which was inadvertant.
    And yes, the book should arrive on time. Don’t worry. . . They’ve been averaging delivery at 10 business days, or sooner.

  5. Pepper Smith says:

    LOL! Yeah, I guess it is the wrong time of year for red and green, isn’t it?

  6. I have no comment. I just wanted to register for your new book.

  7. Lisa Bauer says:

    oh yes I knew you when! lets see I have some of those embarrassing photos about the place… you know the one! Never! We do go way back :)

  8. Lisa Bauer says:

    oh yes I knew you when! lets see I have some of those embarrassing photos about the place… you know the one! Never! We do go way back :)

  9. Lisa Bauer says:

    oh yes I knew you when! lets see I have some of those embarrassing photos about the place… you know the one! Never! We do go way back :)

  10. Lisa Bauer says:

    oh yes I knew you when! lets see I have some of those embarrassing photos about the place… you know the one! Never! We do go way back :)

  11. Lisa Bauer says:

    oh yes I knew you when! lets see I have some of those embarrassing photos about the place… you know the one! Never! We do go way back :)

  12. Lisa Bauer says:

    oh yes I knew you when! lets see I have some of those embarrassing photos about the place… you know the one! Never! We do go way back :)

  13. Lisa Bauer says:

    oh yes I knew you when! lets see I have some of those embarrassing photos about the place… you know the one! Never! We do go way back :)

  14. Lisa Bauer says:

    oh yes I knew you when! lets see I have some of those embarrassing photos about the place… you know the one! Never! We do go way back :)

  15. Lisa Bauer says:

    Hello Daniel!

  16. Lisa Bauer says:

    Hello Daniel!

  17. Lisa Bauer says:

    Hello Daniel!

  18. Lisa Bauer says:

    Hello Daniel!

  19. Lisa Bauer says:

    Hello Daniel!

  20. Lisa Bauer says:

    Hello Daniel!

  21. Lisa Bauer says:

    Hello Daniel!

  22. Lisa Bauer says:

    Hello Daniel!

  23. thea says:

    Hello, Lisa!

    Goodnight John-boy. . .

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